This Weekend: Coffeehouse Friday, Power Recitals, Chamber Concert Sunday

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• The final Second Friday Coffeehouse concert featuring an Evening with Richard Curzi & Positive Energy will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5 – which happens to be the first Friday of the month – at the First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist, 404 Concord Ave. Joining the ensemble on stage will be Belmont High students Rowan Wolf on tenor and baritone sax, Yilei Bai on alto sax, Jasper Wolf and Riley Grant on trumpet and Jack Stone on trombone. In addition to Curzi, the night will feature the “Filthy Funk Gentlemen,” a kickin’ brass section of Belmont High School students who were featured at the annual Parents of Music Students “MY GENERATION” benefit dance party.

• Belmont has created the First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program to help low- and moderate- income families purchase homes in the “Town of Homes.” Find out how to apply in an open session presented by the Homebuyer Assistance Program. Come get answers to questions and help with applications on Saturday June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Belmont Public Library.

• The Powers Music School will be hosting a weekend of recitals. On Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, students will perform All-School Recitals at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. with an addition 6 p.m. concert on Sunday. Back on Saturday, June 6 at 6 p.m., the school will hold its Honors Recital, open to all graduating seniors and advanced students per nomination by a faculty member. 

Belmont High School graduation will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, in the Wenner Field House.

 

• The First Church in Belmont Unitarian Universalist will host the 37th annual benefit Chamber Music Concert on Sunday, June 7 at 8 p.m to benefit the SPARK (Supporting Parents and Resilient Kids) Center at the Boston Medical Center. 

The concert includes:

  • Three Russian folksongs as well as Early English songs and duets by Cherubini sung by Irina Kareva, mezzo soprano and Melanie Bacaling, soprano, accompanied by Alfa Radford and Ian Garvie, harpsichord.  
  • Trio Sonata by Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka, performed by Susan Jackson and Terry D’Errico, flutes; Robin Hillyard, bassoon; with harpsichord continuo.  
  • Piccolo solo, Pennywhistle Jig, and a flute duet.

Concert attendees will also be treated to an amusing and brilliant finale excerpted from Gilbert & Sullivan, and featuring the performing artists. The SPARK Center helps over 100 children and families in the Boston area who are coping with a host of issues including: complex neurological problems, HIV and AIDS, emotional and behavioral problems related to trauma, and developmental delays and related special educational needs. For more information please call 617-484-1054 ext.201 or email aradford@uubelmont.org

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